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What does Maynard mean?

Maynard Pronunciation of Maynard [may-nard] as a boys' name is pronounced MAY-nerd. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Maynard is "brave or hard strength". See Meinhard. Economist John Maynard Keynes.

Associated with: brave, strength.


Maynard has 6 variants: Mayne, Maynhard, Maynor, Meinhard, Meinhardt and Menard.

1 more different relation via Meinhard: Mainard.

Creative forms:
(male) Macnard, Manard, ..

(female) Maymar, Mayna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Maynard Jionni (M.J.), ..

How popular is Maynard?

Maynard is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#672 out of 1220, Top 55%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#884 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Maynard reached its top rank of #298 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maynard name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maynard outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ballard, Barnard, Barnhard, Bayard, Bayerd, Bayrd, Bearnard, Bernard, Brainard, Braynard, Burnard, Dainard, Dainhard (see Dainard), Daneard, Daynard (see Dainard), Eadward, Eginard (see Eginhard), Gallard, Gardnard (see Gardner), Garrard, Gaspard, Gaylord, Halvard, Halward, Harvard, Haward, Hayward, Hazard, Hazzard, Jarard, Jarrard, Kennard, Kinnard, Lenard, Lennard, Leonard, Lonnard, Makar, Makari, Makary, Manfred, Manfrid, Mannfred (see Manfred), Mannfryd (see Manfred), Marland, Maryland, Maybery (see Mabry), Maybury, Mayeer, Mayer, Mayor, Maytland (see Maitland), Meydad (see Medad), Millard, Milward, Mynor, Packard, Rainhard, Rayford, Raynald, Raynar, Raynard, Raynord, Renard, Rennard, Reynard and Vernard. These names tend to be less frequently used than Maynard.

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